Press release

Ailes Marines selected Saipem for the transport and installation of the “jacket” type foundations of the substation of the Saint-Brieuc offshore wind farm

Saint-Brieuc / Paris – July 22, 2020 – Ailes Marines , a company of the Iberdrola group in charge of the development, construction, installation and operation of the offshore wind farm in the Bay of Saint-Brieuc, has selected Saipem to transport and install the “jacket” type foundations and the upper part of the offshore substation.
The installation work will be carried out using the Saipem 7000, a heavy lifting vessel, while the management project and engineering activities will be carried out by Saipem SA, its French branch operating throughout the territory.

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The Saint-Brieuc offshore wind farm

The Saint-Brieuc offshore wind farm will be built in the Bay of Saint-Brieuc in Brittany, 16.3 kilometers off the French coast. Once completed, the wind farm with a capacity of 496 MW will produce 1,820 GWh per year, the equivalent of the annual electricity consumption of 835,000 inhabitants. The installation work on the electrical substation will take several months in 2022. The wind farm will be fully operational in 2023.

“This cutting-edge project, which we are carrying out alongside Ailes Marines , will facilitate the energy transition in France. Thanks to our unique engineering know-how and our world-class construction vessels, such as the Saipem 7000, this contract will allow us to reaffirm our leadership and our commitment to the renewable energy industry in Europe.”

Guido D'Aloisio

Director of Saipem’s new Offshore Renewable Energy unit

“The signing of this contract is a strong signal of Iberdrola’s commitment to industrial jobs in France and, more generally, to the green transition in Europe. The offshore wind project in the Bay of Saint-Brieuc, a strategic element of the energy transition in France, will soon begin its construction phase, in consultation with local stakeholders.”

Javier Garcia Perez

President of Ailes Marines and International Offshore Director of Iberdrola

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About Ailes Marines

Winner in April 2012 of a national call for projects with the Saint-Brieuc Bay offshore wind farm project, AILES MARINES is in charge of the development, construction, installation and operation of the park. offshore wind farm. It is a simplified joint stock company (SAS), 100% owned by IBERDROLA.
The key figures of the Saint-Brieuc Bay offshore wind project:

  • 75 km2 of area
  • 62 Siemens-Gamesa 8 MW wind turbines
  • 496 MW of installed power
  • 1,820 GWh/year of production, i.e. the annual electricity consumption of 835,000 inhabitants (heating included)
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About Saipem

Saipem is a leading company specializing in the engineering, drilling and construction of major energy and infrastructure projects. It is a company organized into five distinct branches (Offshore E&C, Onshore E&C, Offshore Drilling, Onshore Drilling and XSIGHT, dedicated to conceptual design). Saipem is a global solutions provider, with unique expertise and skills, as well as cutting-edge technologies through which it is able to identify innovative solutions to satisfy its customers' expectations. Listed on the Milan Stock Exchange, the company is present in more than 70 countries worldwide and employs 35,000 employees of 120 different nationalities.

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